Gender Summit – North America: Diversity Fueling Excellence in Research and Innovation, the third summit of its kind and the first to be held in North America, will take place November 13 – 15, 2013, in Washington D.C. The previous two events in Europe brought together hundreds of delegates from around the world.
The aim of the 3rd Gender Summit is to interconnect all relevant stakeholders in a Call to Action to achieve positive change towards greater diversity in the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) workforce and leadership, and greater inclusion of sex and gender considerations (the “gender dimension”) in research content and process. The goals are to:
• Develop a collective commitment to strengthen human capital development, research and innovation through diversity
• Demonstrate latest evidence of how incorporating sex and gender consideration into STEM research and innovation contribute to excellence
• Expand and transform the Gender Summit into a global level forum for collaborative dialogue and activities focused on shaping science and society through the inclusion of gender dimension in research, innovation, and markets for science knowledge.
This event is open to the general public with online registration through the conference website. For more information, please visit www.gendersummit.com.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is one of the event’s organizing partners and if you have any questions, please contact NSERC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-995-5521.